Sans-Maxwell Green & White Spring Game 2012 The Enlightened Spartan: Sans-Maxwell Green & White Spring Game 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sans-Maxwell Green & White Spring Game 2012

MSU Spring Game
April 28, 2012.  1 pm.
TV:  Big Ten Network
Weather:  43 degrees, light rain.

What is there to expect in 2012 out of the MSU Spartans' Spring Game?  This would be, or should be, one of the most anticipated Spring Games in Michigan State history - the Big Green have notched double-digit wins each of the past two years for the first time in history, and the defense is filled with studs and big-time-player performers.  And, the ES WILL be there with Big Bob tomorrow.

But... the weather prediction?  43 and rain.  Ugh.  The last few years has been relatively warm (60+ weather) and without God's drooling onto the masses.  If this spring game was held a month ago, it would've been 85 and sunny on March 27.  But, who cares.  It should be a fun time tomorrow despite the poor weather.

So, what should we be looking for?  The ES lists his top three interests for the MSU Spring Game:

1.  Not Maxing it out.  Andrew Maxwell is hurt, as are two of the top Spartan receivers (Tony Lippett, Bennie Fowler).  So, Connor Cook - who was Mr. Nobody when he had a great spring game two years ago - will step in to hurl the pigskin around.  On the receiving end to watch may be Tennessee transfer DeAnthony Arnett. Sucks to watch a game that has little offense we expect to see in the fall.  It certainly is a concern.

2.  The Linebackers.  In all honesty, anyone who saw Eric Gordon and Greg Jones would be STUNNED by an improvement the year after in Max Bullough, Chris Norman, and Denicos Allen.  Now, this trio is probably coming into 2012 as the most brutal Spartan linebacking corps in the lastt40 years.

3.  Defensive Line.  2012 should provide an incredibly solid defensive line, with Will Gholston as a premier DE in the entire country, leading Marcus Rush, Tyler Hoover, and the HUGE Anthony Rashad White at nose tackle.  The ES had so much fun watching this unit just kick the crap out of Michigan and Ohio State last year, why not see us take it up a notch in 2012?  Methinks we can doso...